Somedays I think my true love of photography is with nature, the simple beauty of a leaf, flower, tree or landscape makes me so happy. I was out running the other day and saw a simple curved gum leaf with 2 little gumnuts on the road. It was absolutely perfect and oh so simple. It instantly took me back to my childhood and one of my favourite books – ‘Snugglepot and Cuddlepie’ by May Gibbs.
That one little leaf on a dirty road has inspired me to photograph a botanical series. Today I started with a flowering gum from my sister’s garden. How amazing are these flowers? I can just see them as tiny ballerina skirts in the May Gibbs classic of those little gumnut babies. I’m so excited for the next instalment of my botanical series and hope you enjoy them too.